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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Topic: medical costs

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September 19, 2013 at 6:21 AM

Money shapes end-of-life medical choices

Remember the good doctors While I agree with much of what Katy Butler has to say, she fails to acknowledge that, in many cases, it is the family and not the “specialists in high-tech fields” that demand everything be done for their elderly loved ones. [“Guest column: Why we rarely get to die at home,”…


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August 24, 2013 at 7:07 AM

The Affordable Care Act

Health care is needed I am sick an tired of the bad rap that the president is getting over the Affordable Care Act. [“Health-insurance costs rise, but more slowly,” News, Aug. 21.] This country should have had this 20 years ago. We are the only industrialized country that didn’t have something for its citizens until this…


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August 10, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Hip-replacement costs are higher in the U.S.

Socialized medicine is a bad idea These people who complain about medical costs are probably the same people that vote for amnesty. [“Northwest Voices: Hip-replacement costs,” Opinion, Aug. 8.] When I lived in Yakima, a sign was posted in the lobby of the hospital. It said, if you were an undocumented Hispanic person, you didn’t need…


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July 30, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Medicare turns 48

Support the Medicare Drug Savings Act Today, Medicare celebrates its 48th anniversary. I have been a recipient of Medicare for 10 years. Over the years, I’ve been able to see how much it helps me (and millions of people like me), as well as identify areas where it could and should be strengthened to become even stronger. One…


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